The great pyrenees husky mix is a medium-sized to large dog. It can have traits of either or both great Pyrenees and Siberian husky.
Basically it can vary from one dog to another, some of there traits can be pretty controversal, so you should consider what is more importaint to you and look for that certain set of traits in a certain dog.
The best would be to get this cross breed from a qulified breeder with good reputation.
The Common Traits of Pyr/Husky
Now, the common traits are the traits you get from any dog of this cross breed, these are general traits possessed by great pyrenenees as well as Siberian husky.
Both Pyrenees and husky are working dogs. That means they are athletic power dogs who can not only perfectly fit in an active lifestyle, especially hiking, but can also do sport/working sledging, rescuing and therapy.
Both are very intelligent dogs. They are good at figuring out things on their own, however, this means they can be too independent and rebellious. They are very hard at training, but the results may be impressive, if trained properly.
The owner should establish strict borders and regulations to them from the very young age. This also counts for physical borders: both breeds are very curious dogs, which means they will roam not only around your backyard, but also go to your neighbor’s territory or even go travelling and discovering even dangerous places.
That’s why it is necessary to have a high fece buried several inches below the ground and do not let this mix breed dogs to walk off the leash.
Both dogs are very friendly, sociable and affectinate, which makes the mix breed a perfect shoice for family dog. Though it’s not recommended to leave your children alone with the dog for a long time.The breed mix is also good with other dogs and require a lot of ealy socialisation and exposure to kids, dogs and new environment. In order to maintain your dog happy and sane be sure to stimulate it properly with toys and exercises aswell.
Both dogs are large enough to be prone to hip dysplasia, and some mix breed may be especially vunerable to it.
The mix also requires regular grooming just as the pure breeds.
These traits are somewhat special to one of these breeds. That means, your puppy can have either “husky breed traits” or “pyrenees breed traits”, or even both, so you never know beforehand.
Pyrenees make good guards because of their watchfulness, and high perception – you ll always know of someone approaching your home if you have this dog or your mix have these traits from the pyrenees breed.
Pyrenees breed dogs were actually used for watching live stock. However, such a dog requires serious training and proper stimulation, because otherwise it may become agressive and drive away your friends and the local postman for sure.
Huskies on the other hand are extremely friendly to anyone, so they most likely to aid the burglar, rather than drive him away. Also, since the Siberian Husky is one of the most popular breeds, a lot of unqualified breeders do not breed them properly, which results in bad temper and increased liability to diseases.
Huskies are also very destructive if left unattended, though it’s not true for Pyr.
Pyrenees can also be okay when living in apartment (moving at the country or at least outdoors is very desirable though), however this trick is not likely to work with Husky, as they require a huge space.
So for the mix you most likely should consider having a yard (with serious fence, remember?)
Other Husky Mixes
- Chow Chow and Husky mix
- Doberman Husky mix
- German Shepherd and Siberian Husky mix
- Rottweiler and Husky Mix
- Boxer and Husky Mix
- Beagle and Husky Mix
- Chihuahua and Husky mix
- Siberian Husky and Golden Retriever mix
- Husky and Pomeranian mix
- Husky Labrador mix
- Siberian Husky Newfoundland mix
- Siberian Husky and Poodle Mix
- Huskies Wolf mix